A synthetic roof as the name itself suggests is made of different materials instead of raw ones such as slate or clay. Synthetic roofs are made of tiles composed of a variety of recycled materials that are pressed to offer that shape. They can also take the shape of shingles.
Synthetic roofs are quite popular in the US thanks to their durability. What makes them especially attractive however is their price. Synthetic roofs are considered to be less expensive than other alternatives. They are quite light, weather-resistant, and attractive. Also, thanks to its low weight, this roofing system is easy to install and repair, resulting in lower maintenance costs in the long run.
In most cases, the materials used to create composite shingles or tiles have been tested and have shown to possess great resistance and durability properties. In addition, synthetic roofs have a lower carbon footprint than other roofing systems.
These roofs are usually made of recycled materials that help the environment in various ways. Therefore, individuals and companies seem to be attracted to the green properties of synthetic roofs.
It is important to note however that not all synthetic roofs have the same properties since each synthetic material is composed of different elements. Some are more stable and durable than others. So, when you are looking at a synthetic roof, make sure to check the specifications or ask your local contractor for reviews and performance properties of the specific tile or shingle you are interested in.
If you have already chosen the material, make sure to get a certified contractor to install your new synthetic roof. While installation of these roofs is fairly easy, it does require some expertise in order for the roof to perform properly.
If you are looking to install a synthetic roof in Westchester or the Bronx, contact us at RH Renovation NYC. Our team is composed of contractors, technicians, and designers that have years of experience dealing with roof installations, repairs, and renovations. We can provide you with a cost estimate for free before the beginning of the project and discuss the best synthetic tile or shingle for your property. Our designers can help you accentuate the exterior of your home through a variety of colors, shapes, and textures that blend with the style and look of the existing facade. Synthetic roofs are quite flexible and can be shaped and molded to anything you like.